Speedster Hot Rod (Gloss Black)


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Originally released in 2011, this is a Speedster Hot Rod FIRST ARTICLE in gloss black. A FIRST ARTICLE is the final factory sample of a guitar that was approved as the standard for all production models thereafter.‚ÄØ This guitar has scratches on body in multiple places. Nothing extreme, but it definitely shows signs of use.

  • Serial No. SHR0679
  • Vintage Traveler Guitar® logo gig bag
  • Upper arm support w/thumbscrew
  • Truss rod wrench
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Full Traveler Guitar® Bumper to Bumper Warranty*
  • Free Traveler Guitar® MA-5 Micro Amp

This Traveler Guitar® was pulled from our vast archive and has been restrung, cleaned, polished, set up, and bench tested by our lead technicians. All Traveler Guitar® Archive Products come with a signed certificate of authenticity.

*Traveler Guitar® Archive products may have minor cosmetic defects; these defects are AS-IS and are not covered under the Traveler Guitar® Bumper to Bumper Warranty. Note that Traveler Guitar® Archive Products are one-of-a-kind. In the event of a warranty claim, we reserve the right to replace parts or the instrument with the closest current production model parts or guitar.


Scale Length: 24 3/4 in.
Electronics: Headphone Amp with Clean/Boost/Overdrive/Distortion settings and active EQ
Pickup(s): Dual-rail Humbucker
Body: Eastern American Hard Maple
Neck: Eastern American Hard Maple
Construction: Neck-through-body
Finish: Gloss Black
Fingerboard: Ebonized Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Frets: 22 Medium
Hardware: Chrome 14:1 Gear ratio (Closed gear)
Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4 in.
Strings: D’Addario EXL110
Overall Length: 28 in.
Overall Depth: 2 in.
Body Thickness: 3/4 in.
Body Width: 7 1/2 in. (Arm Detached)
Gig Bag LxWxH: 30 x 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 (in.)
Weight: 4 lbs. 12 oz.
Weight in Gig Bag: 5 lbs. 7 oz.
Audio Output: Standard 1/4 in. jack, 1/8 in. Headphone out
Instrument Input: 1/8 in. Aux-in
Batteries: 1 x 9V
Model #: SPD HRB V2


For over three decades Traveler® Guitar has been providing musicians quality guitars and basses made for the road. Our guitars fit in tiny spaces, play with giant sound, and feature a variety of tuning systems, headphone amps, and onboard electronics designed to let you practice, play, or record wherever the road takes you.